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What does Metz look like?

Fishmongers in Metz covered market

I knew I’d spend my birthday in Metz, the capital of Lorraine, when I organized my press trip. I knew I would be away from family and friends with only Twitter and Facebook to keep me company. I knew that Metz would join the dubious company of Athens, London, San Francisco, Paris,Vienna, Zurich, St Ives, […]

Swiss Romansch

Scoul Engandin Grisailles

As if Switzerland isn’t peculiar enough, it has a corner  – or rather several scattered ones  – where Romansch, its fourth official language is spoken.  These corners tend to be where Italian meets German meets Frenchand that’s what the language looks like: a mixture between the three with a Latin-based vocabulary but with a German […]